[HanCinema's Film Review] "A Little Monk" + Giveaway 2014/04/18,
This movie depicts the dark side of Buddhism. I don't mean anything so cliched as monks driven mad by spiritual rights, jumping headfirst into the most grotesque hedony imaginable. "A Little Monk" goes into much more ambiguous territory, by giving us characters who don't actually seem to like Buddhism all that much, and yet they appear to have been forced into the faith by circumstance and don't really have any way of getting out,...More
[USA - Long Island City] The Museum of the Moving Image/Outdoor Cinema 2012 2012/08/14, Source,
The Korea Society and the Museum of The Moving Image co-present "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring" - a gorgeously shot feature film that has grossed more in box office receipts than any Korean movie released in United States to date. Directed by phenom Kim Ki-duk, the film is a pastoral poem about the changing seasons and a meditation on the cycle of life. In a tranquil and timeless setting of a temple floating on a lake in a forest, surrounded by mountain spires that cut the monastery off from worldly concerns, an old monk teaches his young disciple the wisdom of Buddha over the many seasons of their lives. In Korean with English subtitles,...More
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